TQ4600

Enterprise-Class Wireless Access Point

The Allied Telesis TQ4600 Enterprise-class Wireless Access Point features an IEEE 802.11ac 3ss dual-band 2.4/5GHz radio and embedded antenna, capable of 1750Mbps raw wireless capacity.

TQ4600

The TQ4600 is based on IEEE 802.11ac, with three-spatial-stream Multiple Input and Multiple Output (MIMO), which can deliver more than twice the wireless capacity of 802.11n Access Points (APs). The TQ4600 can operate in standalone or AP cluster mode, or it can be controlled by the UWC controller. It is suitable for a wide range of deployments—from SMBs to large enterprises.

In large deployments with centralized control and management by the UWC controller, operating costs are kept low because the network is simple to configure, monitor, and manage. For smaller deployments without the UWC controller, the TQ4600 can function either as a standalone AP or in a cluster. When operating as a cluster, APs are grouped to share the configuration and manage the channel automatically, and there is a single point of managementallowing easy management of all APs. This reduces the cost for multiple AP configuration and management.     

 

The TQ4600 is equipped with advanced encryption and authentication IEEE 802.11i capabilities. It protects WLANs, by segmenting public and private access with multiple Service Set Identifications (SSIDs) and VLAN Tagging. Rogue AP detection provides the ability to detect unauthorized APs, thus preventing unauthorized entry to the wireless network.

The TQ4600 can be deployed on the desktop, or mounted on a wall or ceiling. Power can be provided via Power over Ethernet (IEEE 802.3at PoE) or with the optional AC/DC power adapter.

Key Features

Flexible management

  • The TQ4600 can operate in either standalone or companion mode with a wireless access controller. This flexibility allows you to select the management approach that best fits your network. For large-scale network deployment, a wireless controller offers a single point of management for operation, administration and maintenance of all your APs. Clustering offers a single management point, which synchronizes provisioning for a group of APs. It also optimizes wireless coverage, due to dynamic channel selection among group members. As a standalone AP, the TQ4600 detects adjacent APs and acts promptly to prevent radio interference.

IEEE 802.11ac technology

  • Advanced IEEE 802.11ac technology provides a high-performance wireless link with improved bandwidth, efficiency and robustness, and allows for backward compatibility with older IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n clients. This high level of throughput and range performance supports multimedia applications such as high-definition video streaming.The MIMO system improves reliability and capacity, mitigating the fading effects of a multipath environment.

IEEE 802.11e Wireless Multimedia (WMM)

  • Quality of Service (QoS) on WLAN optimizes resource use and fulfills the requirements of video, voice and data applications. Each of these applications creates different needs for latency, bandwidth and packet error rate, and QoS caters to each of these needs using data traffic prioritization.

IEEE 802.11i (security)

  • This feature set facilitates strong encryption, authentication and key management strategies, to guarantee data and system security. In addition to Counter Mode with Cipher Block Chaining Message Authentication Code Protocol (CCMP), IEEE 802.1X key distribution via RADIUS controls access to the network.

Multiple SSIDs and SSID-to-VLAN mapping

  • SSID enables wireless connectivity for client devices that are assigned different security policies. Mapping SSIDs to VLANs creates logical network separation, which differentiates between communication by application, functions or user communities.

Dynamic VLANs

  • Dynamic VLANs allow VLANs to be dynamically assigned on a per-user (wireless client) basis. The Dynamic VLAN feature interacts with an external RADIUS server, so that user information is centralized in RADIUS for ease of management. It is not necessary to configure user information on APs. The TQ4600 also supports RADIUS server redundancy, via configuration of a secondary RADIUS server.

PoE - IEEE 802.3af/at conformance

  • The TQ4600 conforms to the IEEE 802.3at standard and may operate under IEEE 802.3af power feeding. At bootup, the device adapts itself to the available power source and will limit the WiFi performance accordingly—if the device is powered via IEEE 802.3at, then the AP will provide the full operational capabilities; otherwise it work as a 2x2:2ss MIMO AP. This enables simplified deployment, lower installation costs, and centralized power management capabilities for critical network devices.

Graphical User Interface (GUI)

  • The Web-based user interface is user-friendly and intuitive, minimizing training needs.

Mounting options

  • As well as simple desktop installation, the TQ4600 includes a kit for wall and ceiling mounting. A Kensington lock or padlock are suitable for anti-theft security.
  • The TQ4600 is certified in accordance with UL 2043, for use in plenums, ducts and other space used for environmental air.

SDN-ready

  • The OpenFlow feature is available for a true SDN solution. The SES SDN Controller offers both wired and wireless connectivity, for a seamless SDN solution. Please visit our website for more information about SDN.

Specifications

Operational Mode

Centrally controlled and managed by Allied Telesis Unified Wireless Controller
AP Cluster (up to 16 members)
Standalone

Management

Graphical User Interface (HTTP, HTTPS)
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv1, v2c)
Extended MIB set

Bridging

VLAN tagging (up to 4094 VLANs)

Security

Authentication, authorization, and accounting:

  • 128-bit hardware-accelerated AES encryption/decryption
  • IEEE 802.1x authentication
  • WPA/TKIP, WPA2/CCMP
  • Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
  • Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol (PEAP)
  • IEEE 802.1X RADIUS support
  • Layer 2 ACLs (up to 1024 MAC filters)
  • Layer 4 ACLs
  • IEEE 802.1X dynamic VLAN assignment
  • Rogue AP detection

Utilities

DHCP client
DNS clientv
NTP client
File transfer
Logging
Statistic information gathering

Wireless

IEEE 802.11a/n 3x3:3ss SU-MIMO
IEEE 802.11ac 3x3:3ss SU-MIMO
IEEE 802.11b/g/n 3x3:3ss SU-MIMO
IEEE 802.11d
IEEE 802.11e (WMM)
IEEE 802.11h (DFS/TPC)
IEEE 802.11i (enhanced security)

  • WPA/WPA2-Personal
  • WPA/WPA2-Enterprise

Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)

  • 3rd Generation Authentication and Key Agreement (EAP-AKA)
  • Flexible Authentication via Secure Tunneling (EAP-FAST)
  • GSM Subscriber Identity (EAP-SIM)
  • Transport Layer Security (EAP-TLS)
  • Tunneled Transport Layer Security (EAP-TTLS/MSCHAPv2)
  • Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol (PEAP)
  • Generic Token Card (PEAPv0/EAP-MSCHAPv2)
  • Microsoft CHAP v2 (PEAPv1/EAP-GTC)

Regulatory domain compliance
Operating mode:

  • Access Point (up to 200 clients)
  • Wireless Distribution System

Auto channel selection, with periodic refresh
Band steering
Beamforming
Indoor/Outdoor eligible channel list
Open Loop Power Control (OLPC)
SSID hiding/ignoring
Multiple SSID (up to 16 per port)
VLAN to SSID mapping
Extended Service Set (ESS)
User scan list
Advanced wireless interface tuning:

  • Beacon period
  • Client isolation
  • Client max association
  • IEEE 802.11b fall-back control
  • IEEE 802.11n guard Interval
  • Short radio preamble
  • Short slot time

Advanced wireless service via UWC:

  • Captive portal
  • Dynamic channel planning
  • Dynamic RF coverage optimization
  • Plug and Play support (authentication and configuration)
  • Standalone fallback
  • Wireless IDS

Media access protocol

  • CSMA/CA with ACK architecture 32-bit MAC

Compliance

Certificates

CE
EAC
FCC
IC
KC
RCM
TUV-T
Wi-Fi Certified (ID: WFA55543)

ElectroMagnetic Compatibility

EN 301 489-1
EN 301 489-17
EN 55022, Class B
EN 55024
EN 61000-3-2, Class A
EN 61000-3-3
EN 61000-4-2
EN 61000-4-3
EN 61000-4-4
EN 61000-4-5
EN 61000-4-6
EN 61000-4-11
AS/NZS CISPR 22, Class B
FCC 47 CFR Part 15, Subpart B
ICES-003

Medical (EMC)

EN 60601-1-2
CISPR 11

Radio Equipment

EN 300 328
EN 301 893
AS/NZS 4268
FCC 47 CFR Part 15, Subpart C
FCC 47 CFR Part 15, Subpart E
FCC part 2
RSS-210
RSS-Gen
RSS-102

Safety

CSA c22.2 No.60950-1 1st Ed. April 1, 2003
EN 60950-1
IEC 60950-1
UL 60950-1: 2003, First Edition
UL 2043 (plenum rated)

Technical Specifications

MTBF

1,172,600 hours (30°C)
646,600 hours (40°C)
Telcordia SR-332 Issue 3

Power Characteristics

PoE
Input voltage
IEEE 802.3at
Max. consumption
16W
Avg. consumption
9.8W
AC/DC power adapter
Rated input voltage
AC 100–240 V
Input voltage range
AC 90–264 V
Rated frequency
50/60 Hz
Max. consumption
16W
Avg. consumption
10.9W

Environmental Specifications

Operating temperature
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Operating humidity
≤80% relative (non-condensing)
Storage temperature
-20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Storage humidity
≤95% relative (non-condensing)

Physical Specifications

Dimensions
170 mm x 170 mm x 35 mm
(W × D × H)
6.70 in x 6.70 in x 1.38 in
Weight
476g (1.05 lbs)
Enclosure
Metal base, plastic cover

Interfaces

Wired

Ethernet
Standard
IEEE 802.3 (10T)
 
IEEE 802.3u (100TX)
 
IEEE 802.3ab (1000T)
Ports
1
Connector
RJ-45 female
Console
Standard
RS232
Ports
1
Connector
RJ-45 female

Wireless

WLAN radio 0
Standard
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ports
1
WLAN radio 1
Standard
IEEE 802.11ac
Ports
1

Embedded Antennas 

Omni-directional
Frequency band
2.4 GHz
Max. peak gain
3 dBi
Omni-directional
Frequency band
5 GHz
Max. peak gain
4 dBi

Radio characteristics

Standard
  • IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Supported frequencies (country-specific restrictions apply)
  • 2.400 ~ 2.4835 GHz (ISM)
  • 5.150 ~ 5.250 GHz (UNII-1)
  • 5.250 ~ 5.350 GHz (UNII-2)
  • 5.470 ~ 5.725 GHz (UNII-2 Extended)
  • 5.725 ~ 5.850 GHz (UNII-3)
Modulation technique
  • 802.11a/g/n/ac:  OFDM
  • 802.11b:  DSSS, CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK
  • 802.11ac:   BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM  
  • 802.11a/g/n:  BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM
Media access
  • CSMA/CA + Ack with RTS/CTS
Diversity
  • Spatial diversity
Data rate
  • 802.11a/g:  54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6Mbps
  • 802.11b:    11/5.5/2/1Mbps
  • 802.11n:    6.5 – 450Mbps (MCS 0 - 23)
  • 802.11ac:   6.5 – 1,300Mbps (MCS 0 - 9, NSS 1 - 3)

*Output power is the maximum signal level delivered by the radio. The signal level is automatically limited in accordance to the selected regulatory domain.

Ordering Information

AT-TQ4600-xx

Enterprise-Class Wireless Access Point with IEEE 802.11ac dual-band radio and embedded antenna

Where xx =
[none]
Regulatory Domain: Worldwide (except United States and Canada)
01
Regulatory Domain: United States and Canada Reserved

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